Claudine Nicholas: recent publications

Impact and Inspiration: A Running Story of How Everyday Heroes Influence Lives

With the recent Tokyo Olympics, I feel especially moved to share recent meaningful stories of how everyday heroes in the running community have impacted and inspired my life.  Let me introduce myself.

My name is Claudine Nicholas. I’m a 53 year-old marathon runner.

I’m not a handicapped athlete, but I am a challenged athlete. For 30 years, I’ve had lupus SLE, a chronic autoimmune disease with no cure. I also have fibromyalgia and six damaged discs in my neck and back. Despite the odds and the outlook of my doctors, I’m working to achieve some incredible running goals and to make lupus history in the next year or two.

I’m on schedule to complete half marathons and full marathons in all 50 states during the summer of 2022. I was going to earn

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